20 March 2020
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander

On March 19, 2020, State Police in Wilton arrested 47-year-old Haywood W. Mitchell III of Wyandanch, NY and 35-year-old James A. Tyson of West Babylon, NY for Possession/Transport of more than 30,000 Unstamped Cigarettes, a D felony.

Shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, State Police stopped a vehicle operated by Tyson after he committed multiple traffic infractions while traveling on I-87 in the Town of Moreau.

After establishing probable cause to search the vehicle, troopers located approximately one hundred thousand untaxed cigarettes within it. Both Mitchell and Tyson were taken into custody and transported to SP Wilton for processing.

Both men were issued an appearance ticket and are due in Moreau Town Court on May 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.


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